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Pep after Man City win over Tottenham: 'I admire the courage but it was not a good penalty.'
Manchester City 3-0 Tottenham.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was pleased with how his Cityzens performed when they thrashed Tottenham on Saturday evening.
A Rodri penalty and a double from IIkay Gundogan meant City extended the gap at the top of the Premier League table to seven points.
And, after the clash at the Etihad, Guardiola said his side deserved the win against Jose Mourinho’s Lilywhites, adding that they will continue their special way of playing the beautiful game.
The Spaniard told BBC Sport: "Well deserved, they hit the post and that can turn the game but the way we wanted to play was there.
“Tottenham have special quality, we have played well against them in the past and lost 2-0.
"They don't need anything to create chances. It is the quality and the approach of their manager. We have a special way to play and we will continue, you have to be patient, patient. Calm.
"The penalty is clear and then the first time we attack in the second half we score, that can happen.
"Is Rodri the taker now? No. I would say I admire the courage to take the penalty but it was not a good penalty. I am not laughing, I am concerned about this. We will have a real specialist to take them with quality. We have to practice.
"When I talk about Ederson and penalties, you see his assist, 60-70 yards, well then he will score from 12 yards!"